Category Archives: backup & recovery

On the Importance of Integrating Database Archiving and Database Recovery

When long-term data retention is imposed on your data — anything more than a couple of years — then archiving becomes the only valid solution to being in compliance with such requirements. This is so because without a database archiving solution, … Continue reading

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Defining Database Availability

Before anyone can reasonably discuss the importance of data and database availability, it is necessary to first have a good definition of availability. After all, we should know what we are talking about. Simply stated, availability is the condition wherein … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Teaches Us to Test Our Data Recovery Plans

We can be reminded of the importance of backup and data recovery plans any time… even while watching the Super Bowl. Even though Super Bowl XLVII occurred several weeks ago now I bet that you remember the lights going out… … Continue reading

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